Monday, March 27, 2017

{My Parties} Old School Hip Hop Party


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Who loves 80's Hip Hop?
I always think that there is a big need for some fun birthday party ideas for men. Not every man wants a beer or grilling or sports party. So, I had this idea to do an Old School Hip Hop Party, inspired by Run DMC and other 80s hip hop artists.

When I think of Hip Hop, I think of gold chains, Adidas, boom boxes, and brick walls. 
These party supplies from Shindigz are the perfect addition to any Hip Hop Party!


I wrapped my table in these fun brick patterned corrugated cardboard. 
For the front, I made this fun glittered banner on my Silhouette machine with the classic Hip Hop lyric "Hip Hop Hooray!" Now that song is in your head!


On either side of the table, these fun graffiti columns gave me the perfect place to attach my "gold chain" balloon arch. This is such an easy DIY. These are O letter balloons that I linked together to form a chain, then I taped them inside the columns. 

In the front of the table, I had to use these super fun boom box inflatable cooler. My little guy loves this cooler and now he keeps his toys in it!  For a while, he even hid inside it when we played hide and seek! Ha!

On either side of the columns, these giant speaker standees really brought the WOW!


For my treats, you know I love coming up with fun themed ideas!


For this party, I did a "Parental Advisory" chocolate bar, which I personalized to say "Straight Outta the 80s!"...

...drum sticks (pretzel rods), Hip HopCorn....

...and my personal favorite Microphone cupcakes and Headphone (Hostess Ding Dongs with Licorice). 

These cupcakes are a breeze to make with some simple Wilton Color spray and silver sugar. 


And for all the cool guests, I provided sunglasses and gold chains as favors. They took them home in these funny boom box favor boxes!






I hope this give you some great ideas for your next party! 


Vendors: 
Party Supplies: Shindigz
All styling and photography: GreyGrey Designs

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beauty and The Beast DIY Cupcakes with Evite





Guys. I have not been this excited about a movie in ages.


When I heard about this movie being in production a few years ago, I might have squealed out loud. My inner 12 year old came out in a big way. In 1991, when the original Beauty and the Beast was released, I was 12 and my sister was 9. We became obsessed with Beauty and the Beast as soon as we saw it. 
I have always identified with Belle on so many levels. She is brainy, she loves reading, and of course, she is a brunette! But you know what? Belle was also strong and fearless and that's what I loved about her. Plus, the music is the best. 
And now, a live action version? I'm SO excited!
I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan, so as you can imagine, the casting of Dan Stevens alongside Emma Watson was pretty much the best decision ever in my book!

When Evite asked me to help them celebrate the release of the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, I might have squealed aloud again!
Evite has an entire gallery of custom invitations inspired by Beauty and the Beast for girls' nights, children's birthdays, movie nights, and more. How exciting! I'm pretty sure I'm going to send out Evite invitations to my girlfriends for a movie night! We've already been talking about it for months! Pre-sale tickets are available now!!

When I saw the Beauty and the Beast Evite designs, they inspired me to make a fun little DIY for adults and kids alike!
So follow along as we make a yummy Beauty and the Beast themed treat for your party. 



Here's what you are going to need: 

White cupcakes (store bought or homemade)
Wilton Color Mist in Yellow (you can find this at any craft store)
Chocolate Roses


Spray the tops of the cupcakes with the yellow Color Mist

Let the Color Mist dry for 10 minutes or so, and then cut down the stems of the chocolate roses to around 4 inches. Stick the roses right into the tops of the cupcakes. 
Serve in cupcake wrap or cup of your choice. 

How's that for a perfectly "Belle" themed cupcake? Yellow dress and a red rose. Easy peasy! 



Now let's start the countdown until Disney's Beauty and the Beast is released in theatres on March 17th in 3D!!!

 I am a member of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post. 
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